November 10, 2021

Mary Szybist & Rita Dove: A Discussion of “Home” at the 2021 Portland Book Festival

Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, discusses her new collection Playlist for the Apocalypse with LC professor (and National Book Award Winner), Mary Szybist at the 2021 Portland Book Festival on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00PM. 

  • Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Rita Dove

Portland Book Festival will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. The audience will be tuning in via

Wednesday, November 11th’s, events will be live from Annie Bloom’s Books, all following the theme, “Home.” This evenings will feature:

Rita Dove, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, discussing her newest collection, Playlist for the Apocalypse with Lewis & Clark professor, Mary Szybist

Lauren Groff in conversation on her new novel, Matrix, with Literary Arts Executive Director Andrew Proctor

Qian Julie Wang discussing her debut memoir Beautiful Country with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) Jenn Chavez.

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